SoCal’s Leading Soft-Story and Foundation Repair Company Expands Service Area

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( — October 24, 2018) — In the 15 years since Tom Pelletier, a licensed contractor and former home inspector, launched The Foundation Works, he’s seen the demand for the company’s foundation repair and seismic retrofitting business multiply exponentially. Coupled with the fact that The Foundation Works singlehandedly performed bolting and bracing for nearly 10% of the Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program’s homeowner grantees, Pelletier says that the demand for his team’s expertise has led his company to expand its service areas to meet the increasing demands of consumers reaching out for this vital service.

“There are millions of homeowners in Southern California who deserve to have access to our expert foundation inspectors and foundation repair technicians,” said Pelletier. “There are literally more requests per week now than there were per year when we first launched the company”. “We know that having a home retrofitted provides peace of mind for homeowners who want to be ready for the next big earthquake. We are dedicated to protecting as many homes as possible from losses, and potential harm to occupants,” he said.

In fact, it was Pelletier’s dedication to doing everything he could to help protect homeowners from devastation that drove him to launch The Foundation Works in 2003. Pelletier said, “During my tenure as a home inspector, I found that 85% of homes had substandard foundation bolting. My concern for these homeowners resulted in the formation of The Foundation Works with one objective: to help protect my neighbors, friends, and fellow Southern Californians from a housing worst-case scenario– a total loss during an earthquake. Fifteen years ago, we set out to raise the bar for foundation improvements in the industry, and I’m proud to now bring our premium service, years of experience, over 200 5-star reviews on Yelp and professional expertise to hundreds of thousands of additional homeowners.”

“That’s why, effective immediately, we have expanded our service area to include homeowners in Inglewood, Hawthorne, Manhattan Beach, Redondo, Gardena, Lynwood, South Gate, Huntington Park, Commerce, Bell Gardens, Downey, Santa Fe Springs, Pico Rivera, Montebello, Whittier, South Whittier, La Mirada, La Habra, Brea, La Habra Heights, Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, City of Industry, Walnut, West Covina, Baldwin Park and Covina,” Pelletier added. “We have selectively trained the best of the best to represent us on the initial foundation inspection, followed by specialist crews who do nothing but foundations, day-in and day-out for thousands upon thousands of structures all needing similar types of treatments”.

Based in Burbank, The Foundation Works performs foundation inspections, repairs, soft-story retrofitting, and partial and full foundation replacements for homeowners throughout greater Los Angeles.

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For 15 years, privately owned and operated “The Foundation Work”s has become synonymous with expertise in foundation repair and soft-story retrofitting. Founded by a former home inspector in 2003, since 2017 The Foundation Works has performed bracing and bolting for more than 500 homeowners through the EBB program, representing nearly 10% of the first 5,000 homeowners awarded grants to secure their homes through the Earthquake Brace + Bolt program. The professionals at The Foundation Works have successfully completed the FEMA training for seismic retrofit of single family wood frame homes and satisfied the requirements of the CEA-California Earthquake Authority. The Foundation Works is also included as a Home Depot Pro vendor. Call 877-BOLT-DOWN or schedule an appointment online.